Both sides are missing a number of players through injury. Valladolid make four changes from their 1-1 draw at Eibar last time out, with the suspended Lucas Olaza among those to drop out. Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal have both suffered fresh injuries in the last week so Mariano starts up front for Madrid with Vazquez coming in at right-back.
SUBS: Victor Chust, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube, Sergio Arribas, Hugo Duro, Isco, Antonio Blanco, Miguel Gutierrez.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Nacho, Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Mariano, Marco Asensio.
SUBS: Toni Villa, Fede San Emeterio, Kenan Kodro, Shon Weissman, Waldo Rubio, Miguel Angel Rubio, Jota, Michel, Roberto Jimenez, Oscar Plano.
REAL VALLADOLID (4-2-3-1): Jordi Masip; Nacho, Bruno Gonzalez, Joaquin Fernandez, Luis Perez; Roque Mesa, Ruben Alcaraz; Fabian Orellana, Kike Perez, Saidy Janko; Sergi Guardiola.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking to close the gap at the top to three points after leaders Atletico Madrid were beaten by Levante earlier today – though Atletico will have a game in hand after tonight. Sergio’s Valladolid start the day second bottom, in the relegation zone on goal difference.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Saturday evening fixture in La Liga, as Real Madrid travel to Real Valladolid.